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Barats and Bereta are an Internet comedy duo who write, act, and post skits on their Youtube channel as well as their own Homepage. Some of their older, better known works are Mother's Day, Auto Insurance, Flag Makeover, Douche Off, Mantage and Jesus Pwned U. There are also some short series, such as Ad Guys.

They are probably known most for their usage of Mundane Made Awesome and Narm Charm as vehicles for their work.


  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Mattress Sale: "Cause Monday I go to prison for tax evasion, and child pornography, and Jaywalking."
    • Also a recurring gag in "the Mantage" where 'cuddling a kitten' is inexplicably added to the list of manly activities.
    • Most of the insults used to trigger the "Nazi sympathizer" in "Boston Jury Duty" are made of this. Such insults include "Carl Yastrzemski ran like a woman. Tom Brady listens to Abba. You ever notice how the state of Massachusetts looks like a forearm with a limp wrist at the end of it? Larry"
  • Ascended Meme: Getting The The Danza to sing along with "Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza"
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Parodied with the bullets in "Overacting Bullets" to great comedic effect.
  • Berserk Button: Invoked purposely with the Boston fans in "Boston Jury Duty."
  • Big "NO!": In "April Fool's".
  • Black Comedy Rape: Implied in "You Call That a Shot?"
  • Calvinball: "Mousemate".
    • And now, "Foodball".
  • Captain Obvious: From "Rulebreakers": "We're the Smiths, because that's our last name!"
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Barats and Bereta both, depending on what character they're playing. Barats especially in the "Lolcats" video.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: The Boston fans in "Boston Jury Duty."
  • Character Blog: After Barats' "fight" with Bereta, he actually did make a Youtube channel called BaratsAndNobodyElse.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Both guys in "Foodball" for stomping on the banana that could have fed a homeless man.
  • Construction Catcalls: This sketch teaches you how to do it right.
  • Double Entendre: "Great Pick Up Lines in American History", "Great Pick Up Lines in Sports", "Great Pick Up Lines in the Bible" and "Great Pick Up Lines in Science" have more than a few of them.
  • Excited Kids' Show Host: Parodied in Yes Kidz Can.
  • Escalating War: Used in videos like "Cubicle War" and "April Fools".
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Luke has a "hetero Man Crush" on David Hasselhoff (Then again, who doesn't?) while Joe has a strange fondness for Mark Spitz (in a speedo).
  • Franklin Pierce: Who? That guy in the "Great Pick-up Lines in History" short?
  • Glasses Pull: The defense attorney in "Boston Jury Duty."
    "...fuck the Yankees."
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Luke Barats and Joe Bereta should be the Web Original posterboys for this trope. Their characters are often examples of this as well.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: There's one at the end of "Rulebreakers" where Barats tries to continue being electrocuted but ends up breaking down laughing from the sheer silliness of his acting.
  • Hypno Fool: "Hypnosis," in which the two have hypnotized each other. Towards the end, they accidentally trigger each other.
  • Jerkass: Mr. Wentworth. (And maybe Jesus, but he's more like Crazy Is Cool.)
    • Also, Luke and Joe from Douche Off compete to see who is the bigger one of this trope. It is as epic as it sounds.
  • Large Ham: Both Luke and Joe try to out-ham each other in every video. Special mention goes to "Ad Guys" and "Cubicle Wars" for making a plot out of the one-upping antics.
  • Long-Lasting Last Words: In the video parodying death tropes, the "bad acting bullets" causes several cases of drawn out deaths.
  • Mood Whiplash: When one of the kids gets a seizure in "Yes Kidz Kan".
    No. Leave him. He is not a Kid Kadet.
  • Precision F-Strike: In "Mousemate" and "Ad Guys".
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: Be careful or you'll miss something good.
  • Rated M for Manly: The Mantage, obviously.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Milkman and Mailman.
  • Take That!: In "2012", the time traveling pair accidentally destroy the only copy of Indiana Jones 4, which is one in a chain of events that prevents the apocalypse.
    • "F U!" is a video composed of three people flipping off annoying people in the most amazingly over-the-top fashions possible. The first person lets his dog shit in a guy's yard right next to his paper, the second person, a girl, blows a kiss to someone's boyfriend while the girlfriend is walking right next to him, and the third guy drank all his roommate's beers. It must be seen to be truly appreciated.
    • "Boston Jury Duty" is one big Take That! at the New York Yankees. It's a slow burn, but the pay off is so worth it.
    • "Hypnosis" ends with one to Justin Bieber.